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Topic: Who do you love? I tell ya… Who do you love? Happy Birthday Bo! Return to archive
12-30-01 12:46 AM
VoodooChileInWOnderl Who do you love Bo? I don’t know but we all love you… love you live

Today (well tomorrow December 30) Bo Diddley is celebrating his 73rd birthday!

He is not just a living legend, “the originator”, a real big influence in rock and blues, he is a rolling stone!

He has been covered by many of the greatest acts in rock, just to mention The Rolling Stones, Ian Stewart (his Deluxe Band), Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Humble Pie, The Doors, The Jeff Beck Group, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yardbirds, Muddy Waters, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Carlos Santana, Johnnie Winter, The Animals, The Band, Canned Heat, Al Kooper, Chicago Transit Authority, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Hammond, Ronnie Hawkins, The Kinks, The Pretty Things (with original Rolling Stone Dick Taylor), Hank Williams, Jr, Koko Taylor and many more here, there and everywhere!

With the Stones:

1962-1963: The Stones used to play at least the following songs by Bo Bring It To Jerome, Crackin’ Up Crawdad, Hey Bo Diddley, Diddley Daddy, Mona, I’m Alright and Nursery Rhyme.

1963: Their First show of the first UK Tour at the New Victoria Theatre in London on 29th September supporting Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and The Everly Brothers- Also the Bo Diddley BBC Sessions were recorded 23.09.63 and broadcast 05.10.63, the songs included were Hey Bo Diddley, Road Runner, and Pretty Thing.

1964: The Stones record “I Need You Baby” (Mona) and Ron Wood and his Thunderbirds played some songs by Bo Diddley in their setlists.

They included Craw-Dad by Bo Diddley in their setlist to close a concert in Paris.

Charlie Watts appears on the London Blues Festivals 1970-1972 live recordings later released in 1998 (see our space for Charlie Boom Boom)

Stu produced the album “Urban Deluxe” of the Deluxe Blues Band, the album was released in 1983 but the track with the cover of “Hey Bo Diddley” appears only in the 1995 CD edition with bonus tracks now named “A Street-Car Named De Luxe“, but it was recorded in the 1981 sessions. The drummer is Carlo Kilowatts instead of Charlie Watts LOL!

On October 25 Ron Wood and Bo Diddley give an interview and jam together with an all star band, Bo Diddley plays on his songs Who do you love and Bo Diddley’s A Gunslinger. The band includes Ron Wood, Bobby Keys, John Mayall, Mitch Mitchell (from the late Jimi Hendrix Experience), Ronnie Lane, Carmine Appice, Mick Fleetwood and many more. It was released in DVD in 1999, a must if you are a collector of good stuff.

Keith Richards and Bo Diddley jam together in an all-star band on January 21. The band includes Bruce Springsteen, Smokey Robinson, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sting, Carl Perkins, David Sanborns, John Fogerty and many more. The show was filmed but not released. Later this year, Ronnie and Bo Diddley toured the USA and recorded live at the Ritz during The Gunslingers USA East Coast Tour

1987 with thanks and hats off to the author Lynn Goldsmith... thanks Moy!!

Another jam with an all star band exactly 2 years after the last one, on January 21st again! Inauguration party of the Young Republicans. Ronnie Wood backed sets of Koko Taylor, Percy Sledge, Willie Dixon and Bo Diddley. The band includes Ronnie Wood, Koko Taylor, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Steve Cropper, Albert Collins, and Billy Preston between others.

The Ronnie Wood and Bo Diddley album “Live at The Ritz” from the 1987 show in NYC is released only as CD on Victory Records in England.

Bo Diddley is a guest on the show at the Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami on 25th November. Bo broke one string in the middle of “Who do you love” here’s a sequence of this great day!

The video of the above mentioned show is released as “Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge” some tracks are not included, as the one with Sheryl Crowe as guest (Live with me). Also this year Keith and Ronnie record for the Bo Diddley album “A Man Amongst Men”

The Bo Diddley album “A Man Amongst Men” with the above-mentioned recordings is released

the album “London Blues Festivals 1970-1972” is released with Charlie and Bo Diddley on it.

: On November 15, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood join the Chris Jagger Band and play between other songs “Hey Bo Diddley”

The Webmaster at his official site is inviting everybody to sign the guest book and wishing Bo the best in his 73rd birthday so go ahead and sign at

Note: Mannish Boy and I’m a Man are not really well documented who was the composer as it comes from early versions, in fact in the Love You Live album is credited to Diddley, London and Waters.

[Edited by VoodooChileInWOnderl]
12-30-01 07:19 AM
originator Hey BO DIDDLEY fans! Sincere thanks to Voodoo Chile in Wonderland for this fantastic tribute to The Originator - BO DIDDLEY, on the occasion of his 73rd birthday.

One of the founding fathers of rock & roll, BO DIDDLEY celebrates his 73rd birthday on Sunday December 30th 2001, and we encourage all his many fans around the world to visit the BO DIDDLEY - The Originator website at and sign the Site's Guestbook with your birthday greetings and messages for BO DIDDLEY.

As we always do at this time of the year, we are making special arrangements for him to view each and every one of your greetings. This is your opportunity for you to convey your appreciation and best wishes to one of the founding fathers of rock & roll music.

Please visit the BO DIDDLEY-The Originator website at and sign the Guestbook and show your support for The Originator - BO DIDDLEY. Thank you very much, and particular thanks once again to Voodoo Chile in Wonderland for this fantastic tribute here on the Rocks Off website. Remember: Bo Knows The Stones...!!

David Blakey, Webmaster,
BO DIDDLEY-The Originator
A Celebration of his unique contribution to Popular Music.

01-01-02 04:32 PM
moy thanks for the credits in the picture, sad just a few of us signed Bo Diddley guestbook
01-01-02 04:59 PM
Jacques Hi Moy
you're right to be a bit sad but we love him. So, everybody has to do it, cause we like him...


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